| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a measure allowing individuals to use deadly force in self-defense in any place they have a right to be.
Parnell used a Palmer-area shooting range as the backdrop for signing HB24, the so-called "Stand Your Ground" bill....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill that will allow construction of residential housing at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
Parnell signed SB88 Wednesday at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. On hand were the bill's two primary...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster for spring flooding in parts of Alaska.
Gov. Sean Parnell earlier this month requested the federal designation for the Alaska Gateway, Yukon Flats, Yukon Koyukuk, Lower Yukon and Copper River...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:59 AM
A resolution pending in the Alaska House calls on Gov. Sean Parnell to "take actions necessary" to delay implementation of the federal health care overhaul.
The House Health and Social Services Committee is scheduled to hear HJR14 on Tuesday.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:48 PM
The House Resources Committee has advanced a rewritten oil tax bill.
It sets the base tax rate at 33 percent, lower than the level that passed the Senate. It deletes a board that would have been established to review Alaska's competitiveness.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:37 PM
The battle lines are set in a potential Senate showdown over oil taxes. On Tuesday, lawmakers hashed out what version of Governor Sean Parnell's oil tax plan they will vote on.
Last week, the Senate Finance made a few changes to the bill, including a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:43 PM
A divided Alaska Senate has passed an overhaul of Alaska's oil tax structure.
Supporters say the bill will make Alaska more competitive and lead to more investment. Critics call it a giveaway with no assurances that Alaska will see anything in...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:20 PM
State flags were lowered to half-staff Thursday in remembrance of slain Manokotak village public safety officer Thomas Madole, as a memorial fund for his family was established for donations from the public.
In a statement, Gov. Sean Parnell expressed...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Gov. Sean Parnell's proposal to move up the date of Alaska's primary elections has moved one step closer to a vote.
The House Judiciary Committee advanced HB104, which would shift the date of the primary from the fourth Tuesday in August to the second...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:15 PM
With a busy three weeks remaining in the 28th Alaska Legislature, lawmakers missed out on nearly a whole week of sunshine, a rarity in Juneau. Legislators spent much of their held up in long sessions or committee meetings, mainly dealing with oil taxes...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Gov. Sean Parnell has declared this Tsunami Preparedness Week in Alaska.
Parnell, in his proclamation, says Alaska's vast coastline is home to many communities that are vulnerable to tsunamis. He says the state also falls within one of the most...